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Thea T. (Pfeiffer) Chiles

November 9, 1929 — December 29, 2023

Vandalia, Ohio

Thea Therese (Pfeiffer) Chiles

Age 94, of Vandalia, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 29, 2023. Thea was born November 9, 1929, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the late Casper and Laura (Klein) Pfeiffer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert B. Chiles, in 2015; her beloved daughter, Laura Lyday; five siblings, James, John, Rita, Lawrence & Dorothy and by other relatives.

Thea has been an active member of St. Christopher Catholic Church since 1959 where she enjoyed being a lector and singing in the choir.  Since 1979 she has been a member of Sister Cities of Vandalia having served as President and Board member. During her membership she enjoyed several visits to Sister Cities of Lichtenfels, Germany and Prestwick, Scotland. She was also a charter member of the Dayton District Women’s Golf Association and served as a Board member, Vice-President & Tournament Director. Thea greatly loved her family and found enjoyment in reading, golfing, ceramics, music, time with friends and traveling.

Thea is survived by four sons, Timothy J. Chiles & his wife, Jetta of Spring, Texas, Christopher R. Chiles & his wife, Jennifer of Alvaton, Kentucky, Gregory S. Chiles of Vandalia, and Carl A. Chiles of West Carrollton; sister, Jo Ann Hogan of Little Suamico, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; many nieces & nephews; and by her extended family & many good friends.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2024, at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 East National Road, Vandalia. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. John Tonkin at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in memory of Thea to either Ohio Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420 or St. Christopher Catholic Church, 435 East National Road, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.

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Friday, January 5, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Christopher Catholic Church (Vandalia)

435 East National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 5, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Christopher Catholic Church (Vandalia)

435 East National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377

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